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I have the Italy pass and most of my trains reserved but am wanting to know what is the best way to find your next train as we have 3 trains to catch between Zurich and Lauterbrunnen. And 3 trains to catch between Lauterbrunnen and Lugano.

How do you know if you ate on the first or second class cars?

How do you know if you have to get your pass validated before you get onto train.

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1. Re: Train guides

www.sbb.ch/en/index.htm

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2. Re: Train guides

Use the SBB website to research train schedules. Make note of the train number, the track/platform/gleis that the train arrives at and which one the next train departs from.

You next train may be just across the platform, but most likely you will have to go down stairs or a ramp, then under the tracks and back up to the next train track. Look for the train number on the overhead signs to verify that the track number has not changed.

Train coaches are marked in several places along the side with a big 1 inside a square box or a big 2. Few trains still allow smoking yet those that do would have the normal sign with a smoldering cigarette.

All rail passes must be validated by a ticket agent with the beginning date before the first day used. You will have to show your Passport. You then have 1 or 2 months to actually use the number of days provided by the pass. For each day that you use the pass for travel, you write in the date dd/mm.

http://www.ricksteves.com/rail/usepass.htm

www.ricksteves.com/rail/howrailworks.htm

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Just wanted to correct Doug on the last post Swiss trains are ALL now non smoking.

Love to Jump you may find a through train from Zurich to Interlaken Ost rather than having to change. The change of trains in Interlaken is easy but make sure you get in the right part of the train to Lauterbrunnen, if i remember correctly you need the back half of the train.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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"The change of trains in Interlaken is easy but make sure you get in the right part of the train to Lauterbrunnen, if i remember correctly you need the back half of the train."

Although if you get on the wrong part of the train, you'll find yourself in beautiful Grindelwald! It's actually possible to get from Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen without going back on the train, through a series of gondolas and cable cars. Very scenic, but rather impractical with luggage! ;-)

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